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Morro Rock
Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.
35.3695, -120.8675
The Underground House.
San Luis Obispo, California

Cal Poly Architecture Graveyard

A deserted hodgepodge of experimental structures designed by nearby university students.
35.3156, -120.6538
Fresno, California

Forestiere Underground Gardens

An underground mansion with fruit-bearing trees and grapes growing beneath the surface of central California.
36.8076, -119.8818
Maya Hayuk
New York, New York

Houston Bowery Art Wall

This wall on a street corner in Lower Manhattan has been a blank canvas for a rotation of renowned artists since the 1980s.
40.7245, -73.9932
Irish Hunger Memorial.
New York, New York

Irish Hunger Memorial

Blighted Irish field and the ruins of a 19th-century cottage on the edge of urban Manhattan.
40.7145, -74.0155
New York, New York

The Elevated Acre

Amidst the bustle and noise of the Financial District hides a secluded garden oasis above the city streets.
40.7032, -74.0094
The entrance to the theatre, bar and museum
New York, New York

Museum of the American Gangster

This little museum is built on a theater that was once a wildly elaborate speakeasy.
40.7276, -73.9859
Gravestone at Trinity Churchyard.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
40.7083, -74.0128
The bronze Hiroshima survivor in front of the New York Buddhist Church. (paranoidnotandroid/Flickr)
New York, New York

Shinran Statue

Hiroshima survivor on Riverside Drive.
40.8018, -73.9703
Lake Merritt Bonsai Garden Entry
Oakland, California

Lake Merritt's Bonsai Garden

Bonsai garden in Oakland is curated by the first non-Japanese female bonsai master in the United States.
37.8073, -122.2590
The Winchester Mystery House.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
37.3189, -121.9506
Oakland, California

Mazzariello Labyrinth

Spiral labyrinth hidden in the hills above Oakland, CA.
37.8524, -122.1954
San Francisco, California

Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture

California's most comprehensive horticultural library.
37.7666, -122.4672
Japanese Gardens.
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today.
37.7702, -122.4702
Russian Center of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Museum of Russian Culture

Russian history in San Francisco.
37.7878, -122.4382
Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden
Stanford, California

Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden

A sudden forest of traditional Papua New Guinean art works is hidden in a corner of Stanford University.
37.4248, -122.1736
Palo Alto, California

Arizona Cactus Garden

A hidden world of exotic succulents and cacti.
37.4359, -122.1711
'The Thinker', often seen as a separate sculpture
Palo Alto, California

Gates of Hell Sculpture

Rodin's famous depiction of Dante's 'Inferno', amidst a sculpture garden of many of his other works.
37.4329, -122.1702
Duck pond
Los Angeles, California

Historic Orange Grove

The last orange grove of the San Fernando Valley owned and protected by CSU Northridge.
34.2364, -118.5261
Escondido, California

Elfin Forest

This dark, quiet forest on the outskirts of San Diego is dense with rumor and lore.
33.0738, -117.1639
Zoro (Butterfly) Garden today
San Diego, California

Zoro Garden

Swarms of butterflies cannot compare to the awe inspired by the publicly-funded nakedness once displayed in this sunken garden.
32.7311, -117.1478
Harper's Topiary Garden
San Diego, California

Harper's Topiary Garden

A couple creates a magical topiary 'museum' on their average, suburban corner.
32.7412, -117.1761
Queen Califa from entrance to Magical Circle.
Escondido, California

Queen Califia's Magical Circle

A large sculptural artwork and garden in Escondido, California.
33.0804, -117.0628
A fairy house
Mission Viejo, California

Oso Creek Fairy Trail

This beautiful ridge-top trail is dotted by tiny homes apparently built by a group of itinerant fairies.
33.6013, -117.6514